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Bayelsa flood impacted 1.3m persons, 96 deaths — emergency agency

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Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency

The Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency (BYSEMA), says the floods have affected no fewer than 1.3 million people.

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This is according to data released Monday by Yenogoa and obtained by the Nigeria Agency .

The agency said as many as 1.2 million were displaced and forced to seek refuge in temporary camps.

Walamam Igrubia

“As of November 4, 96 deaths were reported and the Yenagoa local government area was the most affected,” said Mr. Walamam Igrubia, president of BYSEMA.

Ibnubia said data collection from the field was still ongoing.

”The flood affected several farmlands, school buildings, health structures and other facilities.

”The flooding also affected some 300 communities in the state’s eight LGAs.

“Preliminary reports and data available to SEMA and other agencies indicate that Bayelsa continued to be the most affected by the floods among the states in the country,” he said.

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reports that the agency said that among the most affected areas in the state are: Biseni, Tombia-Ekpetiama, Tombia-Amassoma Road, Akenfa, Akenpai, Igbogene and Swali, all in the Yenagoa local government area, as well as Kaiama, Odi, Otuoke, and Ogbia communities.

Others include: Agbere, Odoni, Bulu-Oria, Agoro, and Sagbama.

reports that floods have affected parts of Nigeria in the last two months.

Some of the other affected states are: Kogi, Benue, Ebonyi, Anambra, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Imo, Abia, Edo, Delta, Kogi Plateau and parts of Abuja.

National Emergency Management Agency

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that around 2.5 million people are affected and more than 603 people have died in the country.

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